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On This Day – 28th August

Posted on: Fri 28 Aug 2020

On this day in history;

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington. The demonstrators–Black and white, poor and rich–came together in the nation’s capital to demand voting rights and equal opportunity for African Americans and to appeal for an end to racial segregation and discrimination.

In 1972 Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut became a media darling at the Munich Olympics, winning three gold medals and one silver, revolutionising women’s gymnastics in the process.

In 1965, Bob Dylan took to the stage at the Newport Folk Festival and did something that would forever change the way the world viewed him: he plugged in his guitar.

Breakfast producer, Soph Landau, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to elaborate on these events in history.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Produced by Soph Landau


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